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Having a winning mentality makes all the difference

What is your mindset prior to a game? It could be a league, cup or playoff game. How do you mentally prepare yourself before a game? Do you believe deep down inside that you’re going to win no matter the competition? In order to win more often, you need to have a winning mentality and believe deep down that you’ll win.

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The key to Playing Winning Soccer

The KNVB, Royal Dutch Football Association, is one of the most decorated and respected football associations of all time.  They have produced the likes of Johan Cruyff, Marco Van Basten, Clarence Seedorf, Wesley Sneijder, and the list goes on and on.  More importantly, however, the KNVB is known for the style of soccer it promotes: they encourage technical excellence.  There was a period in the 1970’s when the KNVB was playing beautiful soccer, but they were not winning anything.  During that period they played their rivals – the Germans – and lost numerous times but suggested they were satisfied because they played a nicer game.